Emmeline Pankhurst

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EP 's writings, produced during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, range from published political speeches to autobiography. All concern her lifelong struggle for women's emancipation.
Sepia photograph of Emmeline Pankhurst, seated in a carved high-backed chair. She is wearing a white lacy button-up shirt with a high neck and bow at the collar, tucked into a black skirt with a high waist. She is wearing a long necklace, has short curly hair, and holds a pen in the hand which rests on her lap. Her expression is challenging.
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Milestones

14 July 1858
According to her own account, generally accepted, Emmeline Goulden , later EP , was born on this day in Manchester, the eldest of ten children. Her birth certificate, however, says the 15th.
Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Life of Emmeline Pankhurst. Kraus Reprint, 1969.
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Pankhurst, Christabel. Unshackled: The Story of How We Won the Vote. Pethick-Lawrence, Frederick WilliamEditor , Hutchinson, 1959.
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Purvis, June. Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography. Routledge, 2002.
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September 1895
EP presented a paper at the North Western Poor Law Conference, entitled The Powers and Duties of Poor Law Guardians in Times of Exceptional Distress.
Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Life of Emmeline Pankhurst. Kraus Reprint, 1969.
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Late 1914
EP published (through London's Eveleigh Nash ) My Own Story, as told to Rhita Childe Dorr, detailing her years of suffrage activism.
Purvis, June. Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography. Routledge, 2002.
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Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Life of Emmeline Pankhurst. Kraus Reprint, 1969.
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Mitchell, David J. Queen Christabel: A Biography of Christabel Pankhurst. Macdonald and Jane’s, 1977.
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OCLC WorldCat.
14 June 1928
EP , after several severe attacks of jaundice, died at a nursing home in Hampstead.
Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Life of Emmeline Pankhurst. Kraus Reprint, 1969.
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Mitchell, David J. The Fighting Pankhursts: A Study in Tenacity. MacMillan, 1967.
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Biography

Birth

14 July 1858
According to her own account, generally accepted, Emmeline Goulden , later EP , was born on this day in Manchester, the eldest of ten children. Her birth certificate, however, says the 15th.
Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Life of Emmeline Pankhurst. Kraus Reprint, 1969.
7
Pankhurst, Christabel. Unshackled: The Story of How We Won the Vote. Pethick-Lawrence, Frederick WilliamEditor , Hutchinson, 1959.
16-17
Purvis, June. Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography. Routledge, 2002.
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